The Sunday Opera: Wagner's "Rheingold" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Sep 6, 2018

Alberich and the Rhine Maidens by Sir Arthur Rackham.

We’re continuing with our second series of operas from the Lyric Opera of Chicago and their production of Richard Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” on this week’s Sunday Opera (9/9 3:00 p.m.).  Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra to support a cast including Eric Owens as Wotan, Samuel Youn as Alberich, Stefan Margita as Loge, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner as Fricka, Okka von der Damerau as Erda, and as the giants, Fasolt and Fafner, Wilhelm Schwinghammer and Tobias Kehrer.  

After the opera, join Michael Kownacky for some more “watery” music from Antonin Dvorak and his “Water Goblin,” Alexander Zemlinsky’s “Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid),” and “The Cascades of Treia” by Ennio Morricone.